What's on your bookshelf?

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“Bee Hive Jive”

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Sep 22, 2013
 
gokeefe wrote:
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I've been Mr. Magoo since I was a kid. I have a minor congenital condition which makes my eyes also more sensitive to bright light.
I injured my eye this summer. My electric toothbrush went berserk and spat toothpaste in my eye. My eyeball was actually bruised. Looked like a freak for a week or so--my whole eye was red!!
Good luck with the eye!
OMG! The toothbrush didn't hit you, did it? The toothpaste was traveling at a high rate of speed...oy!
Hope all is well now.
Actually, I am so grateful this is all that's wrong. It could be worse.

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Sep 22, 2013
 
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That's probably about the time I had to go to bifocals, have worn corrective lenses since I was 30. I wore contacts until I needed bifocals, then the expense wasn't worth it. Medications have taken a toll on my eyes,had to have lens replacement surgery on my right eye in March, probably will get the left one done before too much longer.
Did you ever borrow audio books from the library?
I haven't yet, but I'm sure it's interesting, just to listen
Instead of reading. People with eye problems do that.

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Did you ever borrow audio books from the library?
I haven't yet, but I'm sure it's interesting, just to listen
Instead of reading. People with eye problems do that.
No, I don't have any problems reading now. Audio books don't cut it for me. Mrs. rowdy and I tried a couple of them a few years ago, all they did was put us to sleep. LOL

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OMG! The toothbrush didn't hit you, did it? The toothpaste was traveling at a high rate of speed...oy!
Hope all is well now.
Actually, I am so grateful this is all that's wrong. It could be worse.
I didn't put the new brush right. Toothpaste travelled at high rate of speed into my face. Some mornings are more difficult that others, oy vey!

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I didn't put the new brush right. Toothpaste travelled at high rate of speed into my face. Some mornings are more difficult that others, oy vey!
Everyday is a challenge, and a new ache or pain!
LOLOLOLOL
Just keep on moving........slowly.

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Did you ever borrow audio books from the library?
I haven't yet, but I'm sure it's interesting, just to listen
Instead of reading. People with eye problems do that.
Busy people listen to audio books too.
I work with my friend on the weekend in her shop which is 45 minutes away.
Listening to an audio book makes the miles fly by.
Also when traveling.

They are great when working on art projects.
I make spiritual and fantasy masks of leather (and beads and paint and feathers, etc.) in my spare time which I sent to a shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans for sale.
An audio story entertains my mind while my hands and eyes do the work.
It's kind of like watching a movie inside my head.

I will read or listen to almost anything (except romance.)
Preferred is Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett for humor.

I agree that Carl Hiaasen is good for murder mysteries, as is Robert B. Parke (Spencer for Hire series), Walter Mosley (Easy Rawlins series), Dan Brown, Preston and Child (Pendergast series), Elmore Leonard (R.I.P.) and Jonathan Kellerman (Alex Delaware series)...to name a few.

In the spirit of "The Lord of the Rings" for adults..."The Game of Thrones" series is excellent for fantasy adventure.
(Hope Martin finishes the darn series before I die!)

Best new fantasy in a long time is "The Night Circus."
Sort of a cross between Harry Potter and Cirque du Soleil.
I highly recommend it!
I hear it's being made into a movie.
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What kind of book do you enjoy reading.
Mystery
Romance
History
Self help
Biography
Fiction
Gardening
Cooking
Other
Reloading books
Old set of national semiconductor data books
manuals for all my equipment vehicles etc.
Theoretical pbysics
unabridged Oxford English dictionary
Collection of Webster dictionaries.

Mathematical and philosophical books by Descartes, Rene'

Anderson's annotated Ohio Revised Code.( Now just subscribe online for updates )
Just a few lite reading novels

A few hundred dossiers one various individuals both alive and historical.

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Sep 22, 2013
 
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Reloading books
Old set of national semiconductor data books
manuals for all my equipment vehicles etc.
Theoretical pbysics
unabridged Oxford English dictionary
Collection of Webster dictionaries.
Mathematical and philosophical books by Descartes, Rene'
Anderson's annotated Ohio Revised Code.( Now just subscribe online for updates )
Just a few lite reading novels
A few hundred dossiers one various individuals both alive and historical.
That's quite a collection. Interested in the Webster collection. How many and how old are they?
Your list is versified, like mine. I read a lot of different subjects , except trash. Hate those stupid romance books.
Where's your registered avatar?....

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aWitchintheWoods wrote:
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Busy people listen to audio books too.
I work with my friend on the weekend in her shop which is 45 minutes away.
Listening to an audio book makes the miles fly by.
Also when traveling.
They are great when working on art projects.
I make spiritual and fantasy masks of leather (and beads and paint and feathers, etc.) in my spare time which I sent to a shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans for sale.
An audio story entertains my mind while my hands and eyes do the work.
It's kind of like watching a movie inside my head.
I will read or listen to almost anything (except romance.)
Preferred is Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett for humor.
I agree that Carl Hiaasen is good for murder mysteries, as is Robert B. Parke (Spencer for Hire series), Walter Mosley (Easy Rawlins series), Dan Brown, Preston and Child (Pendergast series), Elmore Leonard (R.I.P.) and Jonathan Kellerman (Alex Delaware series)...to name a few.
In the spirit of "The Lord of the Rings" for adults..."The Game of Thrones" series is excellent for fantasy adventure.
(Hope Martin finishes the darn series before I die!)
Best new fantasy in a long time is "The Night Circus."
Sort of a cross between Harry Potter and Cirque du Soleil.
I highly recommend it!
I hear it's being made into a movie.
Love game of Thrones!!!! Compelled to buy the series.
I will make a note of the Night circus, also.
The Lord of the Rings..have not read them yet, but will.
I have every Harry Potter book and movie....whew!
Your mask making sounds wonderful, and rewarding. Each one different and unique.
I love New Orleans.....I want to go back....I was planning to go for a visit then Katrina hit...so that was out.
One of these days I will try the audio books.....it only takes me about 5 min to get to work so that won't work. LOL

I don't believe I ever saw you on this forum. Nice to meet you!
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That's quite a collection. Interested in the Webster collection. How many and how old are they?
Your list is versified, like mine. I read a lot of different subjects , except trash. Hate those stupid romance books.
Where's your registered avatar?....
The registered name got booted. Figured it wouldn't last long.

I have one of Noah Websters first from 1828.

I have some that were from the 1960's and.early 1970's that were sold or.given for certain purchases a few sectionsat a time with a bolt together binding and cover.

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The cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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The registered name got booted. Figured it wouldn't last long.
I have one of Noah Websters first from 1828.
I have some that were from the 1960's and.early 1970's that were sold or.given for certain purchases a few sectionsat a time with a bolt together binding and cover.
I love old books! I have a small collection.
I found them in antique stores, some up at Chataqua Lake, some here and there.
1828! Wow that's wonderful. It's a keeper!
AND BOO. To losing your registered name!
I think I am done for the night. Talk to you tomorrow.....
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Love game of Thrones!!!! Compelled to buy the series.
I will make a note of the Night circus, also.
The Lord of the Rings..have not read them yet, but will.
I have every Harry Potter book and movie....whew!
Your mask making sounds wonderful, and rewarding. Each one different and unique.
I love New Orleans.....I want to go back....I was planning to go for a visit then Katrina hit...so that was out.
One of these days I will try the audio books.....it only takes me about 5 min to get to work so that won't work. LOL
I don't believe I ever saw you on this forum. Nice to meet you!
I am going to bed shortly. Have good night

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Apr 28, 2014
 
Has anyone here read Sliding on a Snow Stone by Andy Szpuk? It is about the Ukraine under Soviet direction; here is the description from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Sliding-Snow-Stone-Andy...

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Apr 28, 2014
 
This is a good one, too, if you enjoy history. Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/once-upon-a-t...

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Apr 28, 2014
 
Nickled Dimed wrote:
Has anyone here read Sliding on a Snow Stone by Andy Szpuk? It is about the Ukraine under Soviet direction; here is the description from Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Sliding-Snow-Stone-Andy...
If you like to read about Russia.....
Try reading Alexander Solzhenitsyn books!
He was exiled from Russia for his works and lived here in one of the New England states. He was called back home when state of affairs settled down and lived the remainder of his life in his homeland. He's gone now but his books are so good!

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